Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Latest on use of force in mental health units - have your say

Latest on use of force in mental health units - have your say

The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 was given Royal Assent two and a half years ago but an implementation date for the substantive changes ...

E-mailing MHA forms:  Making sense of the changes coming soon

E-mailing MHA forms: Making sense of the changes coming soon

With a view to moving with the times and reflecting our increasing reliance on technology in light of Covid-19, the government is making some changes ...

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

On 6 February 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their monitoring report on the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2018/19. Although ...

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds -  Supreme Court decides

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds - Supreme Court decides

Can a parent consent on behalf of their 16/17 year old to care/residence arrangements that would otherwise amount to a deprivation of liberty?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Finally, we now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty. In this briefing, we ...